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#CSW61 focuses on women in the changing world of work

Gender inequality in the workplace could cost the world an estimated US$12 trillion in global growth over the next decade, according to a 2015 study.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres quoted the staggering figure in his first address to the Commission on the Status of Women which opened in the UN General Assembly Hall on Monday.

CSW, now in its 61st year, helps to shape global standards on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Dianne Penn reports.

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